Top 5 Christmas Songs:
1. Run Run Rudolph - Chuck Berry
Shit, I'll listen to this anytime of year. Not much explanation needed, just the inventor of rock doing his thing. "All I want for Chistmas is a rock and roll electric guitar" ... Classic.
2. Players Ball - Outkast
I guess my first sentance from the last song description fits this one too ... and all the other songs on this list for that matter. This one's a stealth Christmas song, but the clues are there. Big Boi: "Ain't no chimineys in the ghetto so I won't be hangin' my socks on no chimneys!" Andre: "I made through another year, can't ask for nothin' much more."
3. Fairytale of New York - Pogues
Shane MacGowan singing a christmas song, how can you go wrong? And of course the lyrical content still includes getting smashed and getting dumped on christmas eve.
4. Put the Lights on the Tree - Sufjan Stevens
A fantastic pop song. Nobody but Sufjan could make it sound so achingly sincere. Easily the best of his 4 disc christmas extravaganza. Deserves to be canonized as one of the great xmas pop tunes. Check the video.
5. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire - Nat King Cole
This one's on just because it reminds me of my favorite movie, 2046. Plus, check the video.